A Soft Murmur is an online background noise generator designed to help you relax, focus, and tune out unpleasant sounds from your environment. Background noise can be distracting, or it can be calming, it all depends on the type of sound. The regular whirr of a fan, the gentle patter of rain against the window, or the constant buzz of a white noise machine are sounds that many people find relaxing. Even the distant rumble of thunder can be soothing when you’re comfortable and safe indoors. But other types of noise can be distracting, irritating, or even stressful -- the hammering from the building site across the street, the stomping of the neighbors in the apartment upstairs, or the thumping bass from the party outside.